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Peaceful Anti-War Demonstration, Provokes Auckland Police to Violence and Arrests…
by ndymedia.org.nz (reposted)
Friday Mar 18th, 2005 10:41 PM
The march against the illegal occupations of Iraq and Palestine assembled at the amerikkkan Consulate at 11:00 am march 19th 2005. After some speeches and the time honored tradition of flag burning, the march (200+ strong) proceeded to the Australian owned ANZ Bank on Queen Street.
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The bank was then occupied, when demonstrators entered and disrupted the violent profiteers with chants and speeches. The demonstration became violent after the occupation, outside the ANZ bank when Auckland’s Swinest showed up to try and ASSert some authority.

Demonstrators were shoved, choked, and four were arrested. As of this posting jail solidarity (in the form of a vigil), is taking place outside the pig-pen (po-lice station). The final detainee, who still hasn’t been released is not speaking to police and is reportedly on hunger-strike. The march continued back to the amerikkkan Consulate showing that capturing ring-leaders is impossible, as rings (democratic groups) don’t have leaders. The march was corralled onto the sidewalk by a flank of goose-stepping fascistas, to the chant “2-4-6-8, Fuck The Police State”

The final two pictures (guy in yellow hat, guy in blue hat) are undercover pigs that I am dragging out of the fascist closet. They REALLY didn’t want their pictures taken, so have a good look.

As a final note, the ANZ shut down its imperialist business for the day, proving once again “Direct Action Gets the Goods”.

Read More (with more pictures):
http://indymedia.org.nz/newswire/display/30310/index.php

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